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Phoenix Academy's Therapeutic Community Model Is First to be Federally Recognized as Evidence-Based
Date:2/25/2008

treatment. Teachers and counselors work together to create a supportive environment. Students learn values and explore the underlying causes of their addiction. Family involvement is a key factor in the program's success and the Academies offer parent education, counseling, and family therapy. Eleven Phoenix Academies are operated by Phoenix House around the country.

Dr. David Deitch, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Phoenix House, explains the Phoenix Academy model as a "residential and school-based program utilizing baseline assessments that grapple with the problems associated with substance abuse, in addition to the co-occurring conditions of addicted young adults. Their length of stay in the program varies based upon assessed need."

Phoenix House is one of the leading substance abuse treatment and prevention service providers in the United States, serving more than 7,000 men, women and adolescents each day at more than 120 programs in nine states, including New York, California, Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Founded in 1967, Phoenix House provides 2.2 million days of treatment each year at residential Phoenix Academies as well as outpatient treatment for teens, residential and outpatient centers for adults, and a variety of after-school day, and specialty programs.


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